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Those Calloways (1965)

Approved | | Drama, Family | March 1965 (UK)
Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writers:

Louis Pelletier (screenplay), Paul Annixter (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Keith ... Cam Calloway
Vera Miles ... Lydia (Liddy) Calloway
Brandon De Wilde ... Bucky Calloway (as Brandon de Wilde)
Walter Brennan ... Alf Simes
Ed Wynn ... Ed Parker
Linda Evans ... Bridie Mellott
Philip Abbott ... Dell Fraser
John Larkin John Larkin ... Jim Mellott
Parley Baer ... Doane Shattuck
Frank DeKova ... Nigosh (as Frank de Kova)
Roy Roberts ... E.J. Fletcher
John Qualen ... Ernie Evans
Tom Skerritt ... Whit Turner
Paul Hartman ... Charley Evans
Russell Collins ... Nat Perkins
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Storyline

Story of Cam Calloway and his family, who live in a densely wooded area in New England. Cam dreams of building a sanctuary for the geese that fly over the area each year, and he tries several schemes to buy a nearby lake for this santuary. He is thwarted at every attempt, it seems; he and his son try to get enough furs from their trapping venture to get the money, but the bottom falls out of the fur market. He uses the little money they get for a down payment on the lake, thereby losing their house when he can't make the mortgage payment. They move to the lake, where their friends help them build a cabin. A salesman stops in town, and tries to get the people to sell their land for a tourist venture; Cam is outraged at his tactics and takes desperate measures after he himself is tricked. Written by Marta Dawes <smdawes@home.com>

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They dared to dream the impossible! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1965 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Those Crazy Calloways See more »

Filming Locations:

Vermont, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Brandon De Wilde was seven months older than Linda Evans in real-life, even though his character was two years younger than hers. Bucky Calloway was 16 and Bridie Mellott was 18. See more »

Goofs

When the guys are in the store talking about the town meeting for the hunting club, one of them is holding a box of Winchester AA ammunition. These shells were not available until the 1960's....years after the time frame of the film. See more »

Quotes

Cam Calloway: Buck, I been asking around. You know something? We could buy this whole place for eleven hundred dollars. I mean, lake and all.
Bucky Calloway: Buy it? Well, what for, Pa? It runs mostly to marsh.
Cam Calloway: Well, for the geese. You know, for a stopping-over place. Some place they could come down every year and be safe from these dogs and guns.
Bucky Calloway: Yeah, but they don't stop every year.
Cam Calloway: Just cos' they ain't been invited. There's a way of bringing them down. Indians got a trick; all you got to do is plant some corn. See you ...
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Soundtracks

You Were Meant For Me
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
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Better than some might think
10 November 2003 | by ecteonSee all my reviews

This movie is one of the better movies that Disney put out in the '60s. Many of the movies that they were producing in this time period were obviously family oriented, but all had a much lighter tone to them. This was a serious look at a serious time in US History, and I think they did a fantastic job with it. Overall, the performances are memorable, and the cast has stars, but is not overweighted. Some supporting roles of note are done by Ed Wynn and Walter Brennan. The music is also well scripted. Definitely worth a look.


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